Canadian Literary Prose
A Preliminary Stylistic Atlas
What are the key stylistic elements of Margaret Atwood’s prose style, or Mordecai Richler’s? Does Robertson Davies’s fictional style resemble that of a nineteenth-century British novel? Are Morley Callaghan and Ernest Hemingway related in terms of their stylistic mannerisms? After many years of computer-assisted analysis, Robert Cluett is able to suggest answers to the above questions, and to reveal how major Canadian writers establish their own writing style. Written in a lively style itself, and complete with charts and graphs, this book is the first attempt to address specific stylistic issues in Canadian fiction.
ROBERT CLUETT teaches English at York University, and is the author of Prose and Style and Critical Reading.